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Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
bay area news at 7:00. we begin with our continuing coverage of this afternoon's amtrak train crash that injured dozens of people. the train originated in oakland. it collided with a truck in the central valley. the crash happened about 30 miles south of fresno. officials say a big rig struck the side of the train at a rail crossing de railing it. you'll see that train tipped over at about a 45-degree angle. one woman on that train de scribes the accident as a horrifying or deal. >> you couldn't see anything. it was just all people start coughing and everyone screaming and crying. it was just -- it was horrible. >> the woman said she was bruised and sore but had no broken bones. the fresno bee reports a total of 42 injuries. officials tell us none are life threatening. amtrak is using buss now to get those passengers down to bakersfield. >>> we have new information about a grass fire that burned. cal fire now tells us the flame burned three homes. reports started coming in just after 4:00 p.m. of a fire along highway 115. at this hour crews have shut down a one or two-mile stretch o
KICU
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
home page. >>> and amtrak officials say the crossing gate was down when a big rig hit the passenger train in a central valley. that accident caused the plain to de rail yesterday injuring about 40 people. today investigators identified the truck driver as 32-year-old medina. investigators say they are listed to see if he was impaired or if there was a mechanical problem with his big rig. the train tracks reopened this morning. >>> emotions are running high on the campus of an east bay middle school. students, parents and staff are trying to come to grips with the death of a teacher. the teacher's apparent suicide comes less than a week after he was accused of an inappropriate relationship with a former student. >> classes let out early today in albany middle school because of the hardship the school community is enduring this week. >> i had him as a teacher. he was a really great teacher, and i really miss him. >> tiers flowed freely for 28-year-old james izumizaki, the teacher who aparticipantly committed suicide yesterday just five days after allegedly committing a lewd act with a
KICU
Sep 28, 2012 11:30pm PDT
alexander air yag a who was hit and killed by an amtrak in 2005. her his mother attended today's ceremony. >> my son is going to save so many lives and i just hope that people are smart enough to use it. >> for years the tracks were a well used shortcut. the new foot bridge allows people to cot will road and -- on the west side and monterrey road on the east so they don't have to go over the train tracks. >>> the owners of san jose's newest card room are asking the city for money after their grand opening was delayed. the owners say it took 4 months longer than expected to obtain a license if the city. now they are asking for more than $10,000 in damages. >>> in ten minutes a rare apology from apple and advice for i-phone users. >>> signed a bill today limiting people from carrying long guns openly in public. the bill was sponsored by tom -- of san francisco. it bans the display of unloaded rifles and -- targets the open carry movement guns rights activists had taken of carrying long guns. also signed by governor brown today a bill authorizing the construction of a statue of ronald reagan
KICU
Oct 2, 2012 11:30pm PDT
, police heard a gunshot. he was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. >>> amtrak says the crossing lights were down, the lights were flashing when a 18 wheeler slacked into the train. 39 people were injured in that accident. investigators say they still haven't interviewed the truck driver. 32-year-old macario medina. the train was on its way from oakland to bakersfield. >>> family and friends of a missing man held a vigil to keep the hope alive. he was last seen at a party in downtown san jose. garcia reportedly left on his harley davidson motorcycle after telling friends he would be right back. san jose police say they are working with the family but at this point they have no leads nor do they suspect foul play. garcia's brother is hoping for the best. >> the last two weeks have just been overwhelming. and just get the word out there about my brother and hopefully get him home safe. >> reporter: garcia rides a 1985 harley davidson motorcycle with the license plate number 18w5272. anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact san jose police. >>> the tri
KICU
Oct 1, 2012 11:30pm PDT
yesterday. two other men made it to shore safely. >>> an amtrak train out of oakland derailed this afternoon after it was hit by a big rig in the central valley. 42 people were taken to hospitals complaining of injury. amtrak says the train was carrying 169 passengers and four crew members from oakland to bakers field when the truck pushed through the crossing bars and hit the train. passengers on the train were terrified and we spoke to one woman on board who described a chaotic scene. >> you couldn't see anything it was just all dusty and you know you're breathing in all that dirt. and you know people start coughing and i mean screaming, crying. and it was horrible. >> reporter: all of the injuries from today's crash were said to be minor. four years ago at this same location 33 people were injured when an amtrak train was struck by a truck carrying lemons. we will go live for an update on theinvestigation that is still under way at this hour. >>> about three hours after today's crash there was a second incident involving a train not far away. investigators say a hay truck was too close to
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